Last post on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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#1 of 2 C70 antenna and car washes
Dec 17, 2012 (3:43 pm)
Does anyone know if the antenna on a 2012 Volvo C70 is removable? The service tech said it was but when I tried to remove it before going through a car wash, just the rubber sheath turned a little. It never came loose and I could not get it off. I've had to leave it on during car washes, but it looks like it's starting to pull away from the base. I am concerned about damaging it. The owner guide is silent on the issue.
#2 of 2 Just say 'no' to contact car washes !!!
Dec 19, 2012 (11:47 pm)
A) We need to find you a place with hand washing or a no-touch spray.
2) Unless I was dreaming, I've removed the antennae stalk by unscrewing it, leaving a 2-3 inch 'stub' protruding from the fender. This was on the '08 and '11 model years. I'm not aware of a change for '12.
Seriously, none of our three C70 convertibles has seen the inside of a 'contact' car wash. Fortunately, we have plenty of 'no-touch' washes around and our 'car spa' uses humans with towels or hand-held brushes. The Entertainment Book coupon gets us a complete interior/exterior cleaning with wheel and tire dressing for $12.
We're under pretty severe watering restrictions because of our two-year drought. No washing at home except one morning a week.